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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-841-2800
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Ranked #10 of 123 attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas,... more » Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano. « less
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Lexington, Illinois.
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you want to know all about dinosaurs you will learn it here. Only $6 for seniors and well worth it. It is clean and plenty of room to get around. We loved the 3D film on Jerusalem. They also have a planetarium show so you can keep busy here. It was hard to find though. We got lost twice... More

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Los Angeles
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This museum is wonderfully done, with lots of hands-on exhibits and things to keep little ones busy, entertained and learning. It's a great place to go in the summer on a hot afternoon to cool down for a few hours and have a great family experience.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Very entertaining museum for us to take grandkids (age 10 and 15) to. Some exhibits needed some care and updating, but for the most part, the exhibits were well-done and easy to understand and enjoy

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Triangle, Virginia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

It was larger then expected which was a pleasant surprise. It had many nice exhibits, but in my son's opinion the information was not detailed enough. This comes from a boy who loves information and remembers everything he reads. We spent a couple of hours at the museum and had a great time. The glow-in-dark Einstein T-Shirts in the gift... More

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We specifically chose this museum because we wanted to see the 3D movie on Jerusalem. The movie was great and we enjoyed walking around the museum.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We really enjoyed this museum. It was laid out in a easy to follow way. Children will enjoy the dinosaurs but its also interesting for afults

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We really enjoyed the museums exhibits! The bonus win for me was the IMAX theater. We watched a show called Jerusalem which is a wonderful view of the different quarters and religions of the city. It was incredible !

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Kelso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to this museum. It was very interesting and there was a lot of variety We spent several hours in the Museum

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Las Cruces
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went to the mueseum to see the dino exibits, but there was quite a bit more. The films offered for viewing were very informative. They have microscopes for up close, a great lava cave, and also quite a few orher interactive things to do.

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've been here before, but never with my 5-year-old grandson. He loved wandering around the giant dinosaurs, exploring the cave and pretending he was underground as a volcano was preparing to erupt. It's an excellent museum, located right next door to the children's Explora museum.

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